Open Access Law Scholarship Booming on the Law Review Commons

The Law Review Commons, the biggest open access law review portal on the web, has grown by nearly 75 percent since this time last year. Over 170 law reviews are now represented on the site, with top publications from the University of Pennsylvania Law School among the recent adopters. The energy behind open-access law scholarship has been steadily rising within the law school community for several years now, and at bepress we’re proud to support this movement and our Digital Commons law schools through the rapidly expanding Law Review Commons.

The new Digital Commons Readership Activity Map, now live on the Law Review Commons, is an excellent visual representation of this rapid-fire growth. With more than 3,000 readers per hour, it just might be the most active online database of legal scholarship in the world. Within seconds of visiting the map, you’ll see pins flying left and right, each one showing exactly where an article is being downloaded from the Law Review Commons in real-time. From Delhi to Delaware, it’s clear that open-access law scholarship is on the rise!

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The Readership Activity Map on the Law Review Commons.